Hello! Long time no see! I’m excited to be back with a fun post for you. Last year (and this year!) we did 7 days of Sophieween and dressed our 1 year old daughter up in different Halloween costumes for a week leading up to Halloween. We thought it would be a fun way to remember the first Halloween where she got to dress up since she was only a couple weeks old her first Halloween.
All of the costumes we dressed her up in were DIY, and super easy to make and affordable.
Let’s go through what we did day by day…
Costume 1: Pumpkin
This one probably took me the longest to make. I first made the headband by using a plain white elastic headband made from women’s tights. If you’ve never heard of this – take some tights and cut them in strips and then stretch them out and they are the perfect headband for baby girl bows. I then took some green tulle, glued it to the headband, and then glued some fake leaves on to the top of the tulle.
For the outfit: she’s wearing a white t-shirt because we didn’t have orange, and then I bought 3 rolls of orange tulle from Michaels. I took a long strip of the tulle to go around her waist, and then wrapped longer strips (in half) around that one. Measure your little ones waist with tulle to see how long to make the waist strap, and then measure how long you’d like the pumpkin skirt to be. I secured the back of the tulle with velcro, but you could also just tie it. For the pumpkin face, I bought black glitter felt with a sticky back to it from Michaels and stuck it right on there after cutting out the shapes of the face.
Costume 2: Ghost
My little ghost! I loved this one and how simple it was. This one is perfect for school, daycare, or if you have a little one that just does not want to be dressed up. It’s more like an outfit so it’s not bulky for them to wear.
I made the white tutu like I made the pumpkin one, except shorter. Just use a strap of white tulle for the waist, and then wrap longer strips of tulle around it to create a tutu/skirt.
I used the same method for the headband. White women’s tights for the headband itself, and then made a little “puff” ball of white tulle kind of just tied around each other and fluffed out. I then glued it to the headband.
For the shirt – I again used the black glitter felt with a sticky back and cut out a face and stuck it right to the shirt. I love the sticky felt because it comes right off and doesn’t ruin the shirt!
Costume 3: Witch
I can’t handle how cute this one was! I got the mini broom from Target with a black shirt and black pants that we already had. The witch hat I made from the black glitter felt with a sticky back. I glued the top of the hat to a circle base. I actually just stuck the hat to her little bald head for the photo LOL – but you can of course glue it to a headband.
I made the tutu the same method as above just with black tulle.
Costume 4: Cousin Eddie
Charlie and I LOVE National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation so we wanted to do a funny costume. We decided on Cousin Eddie’s “Shitter was full!” classic line and outfit for this one. I understand this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but we thought it was funny and adorable. We didn’t have to buy a thing for this one either which was awesome.
We put on her little white winter hat, a white bathrobe, black boots and our Shop Vac’s hose (lol). Super easy.
Costume 5: Batgirl
We already had a Batman shirt for her to wear, so I just made a little headband with black felt and cut out the Batman emblem, and then glued it to the headband.
I made the skirt with black and pink tulle.
I used a silky-like fabric I found at Michaels to make the cape and secured it to her shirt with velcro. I used my Cricut to cut out the Batman logo and add her name underneath. This one was a hit, everyone thought it was super cute.
Costume 6: Sushi Chef
This one would have won us a prize at a party I’m pretty sure. It was a HIT.
My sister got her this little Kimono shirt from Japan that we were dying to have her wear, but you can easily find a Kimono style shirt for kids or even just a plain white shirt or button up would work great.
I made the headband out of white felt with a red dot in the center glued on. I secured the headband in the back with Velcro.
I made the table have the sushi essentials: sushi pieces, her wooden knife, chopsticks, and some items that I had from when I went to Japan.
Costume 7: Ice Cream Cone
I pretty much used the same outfit for this one as I did for the ghost costume – minus the ghost face and headband.
I added some “sprinkles” to the tutu made from card stock that I just cut out with different colors. For the headband I took tan card stock, added lines in gold marker to give it the waffle cone effect, added some white tulle to the bottom to look like whipped cream, and then a cherry on top made from red tulle that I bunched up and glued on in a ball.
She had her ice cream scoop and was ready to go!
This costume is also so fun and easy to make into a family costume. Charlie and I dressed up with her for some photos (one of me below) and we just wore aprons and soda jerk hats I made from card stock and tissue paper.
And there you have it! Seven days of Sophieween 2020. I can’t wait to share what we do this year!
If you decide to DIY any of these please share with me in the comments – I would love to see!
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